As more GMO foods enter the market, non-labeling become a bigger problem

From Dr. Mercola:

“You can avoid sugar, aspartame, trans-fats, or MSG if you’re a savvy reader of labels. But if you want to avoid genetically modified organisms (GMO’s), it’s not so easy. They’re not listed on labels. You could buy organic foods, which by law can’t contain more than 5 percent GMO’s — but now that might not work either.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has approved three new kinds of genetically engineered foods — alfalfa, a type of corn, and sugar beets. And the FDA will likely soon approve GM salmon, which would become the first genetically modified animal to be sold in the U.S., but probably not the last. And the FDA and USDA will not require any of these products, or foods containing them, to be labeled as genetically engineered.

This despite the fact that over 95 percent of people polled say they think GM foods should require a label.

According to an editorial in the New York Times:

Even more than questionable approvals, it’s the unwillingness to label these products as such — even the G.E. salmon will be sold without distinction — that is demeaning and undemocratic, and the real reason is clear: producers and producer-friendly agencies correctly suspect that consumers will steer clear of G.E. products if they can identify them. Which may make them unprofitable. Where is the free market when we need it?”

Even more alarming, Dr. Don M. Huber, one of the senior scientists in the U.S., has alerted the federal government to a newly discovered organism related to GM crops may be causing plant death, and infertility and spontaneous abortion in animals fed GM crops.

Dr. Huber believes the appearance and prevalence of this unnamed new organism may be related to the nation’s over-reliance on the weed killer known as Roundup, and to genetically engineered Roundup-Ready crops…”

Read it all on Dr. Mercola’s site.

Guess who makes Roundup?

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3 responses to “As more GMO foods enter the market, non-labeling become a bigger problem

  1. RICHARD BARRETT

    In Canada, it is the same. On MAY 5, 2008, Conservative MP Rob Merrifield a farmer growing GM crops voted against bill C-517 which called for labeling GM foods. The Bill was voted down 156 -101. Mr. Merrifield’s made his case by stating that the general public did not know enough about GM foods. We all know that even Members of Parliament are human and make mistakes but it seems that they have a harder time to repent.

    God requires repentance so He can heal our land.

  2. It looks like the FDA is trying to Kill us.

    Next step?

    Ed The Milkman

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